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Welcome to Oil Sands Technology. On this site you will find information on the technical aspects of oil sands mining through our technical articles and reviews. Topics covered include oil sands tailings, reclamation, health and safety, and mine roads. You can also browse through our related technology sites for more information such as environmental aspects of mining, mine geology, and mining law and policy.

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Alberta imposes carbon tax, oilsands emissions cap
Monday, November 23, 2015
The Alberta government has done what it promised to do during its election campaign earlier this year, imposing measures to combat climate change including a carbon tax aimed at individual Albertans, phasing out coal-powered power plants and placing a cap on emissions from the oilsands. read more »
Oilsands industry reports advances in water use per barrel while output rises
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The amount of water used to produce a barrel of oilsands crude fell by more than 30 per cent from 2012 to 2014, according to an industry group, a period in which statistics show production rose by nearly 400,000 barrels per day or 22 per cent to 2.2 million bpd. read more »
Suncor Energy tests use of radio waves instead of water at oil sands
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Suncor Energy (TSX, NYSE:SU), Canada's largest oil and gas producer, is looking to replace high-pressure steam used to extract bitumen from oil sands with radio waves and so increase current environmental and energy efficiencies. read more »
The Oil Sands Market Report 2015-2025 Updated Oil Price with Scenario Forecasts for CAPEX, OPEX & Production
Monday, July 06, 2015
The oil sands market will experience a dramatic downturn in 2015 as the impact of the oil price fall impacts upon project economics and company budgets. An almost equally significant decline will be seen in 2018 as the last under-construction oil sands mining and upgrading projects are completed. read more »
Producing Fuel From Canada Oil Sands Emits More Carbon Than From US Crude
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
The production of petroleum from Canada's oil sands is on the rise with much of it destined for U.S. refineries. Scientists report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology that current oil sands production of fuels from "well-to-wheels" releases about 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than making gasoline and diesel from conventional crudes. read more »
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